Rapper Noname Boosts Campaign to Preserve Nina Simone’s Childhood Home

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Noname (Fatimah Warner) performing at Phoenix Concert Theatre. (Nyaomi for The Come Up Show/Flickr)

Rapper and record producer Noname wants to preserve the childhood home of legendary jazz singer Nina Simone and she’s hoping others will join in. The contemporary poet shared a campaign to restore the small, abandoned home in Tryon, North Carolina.

“#NinaSimone is literally one of the most important Black American [artists] we had. Join me and @savingplaces to preserve Nina Simone’s legacy by restoring her childhood home,” Noname tweeted on July 1. She linked to a campaign led by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

“Less than two percent of our national parks, monuments, and historic sites are dedicated to women’s history, while less than six percent focus on African American history,” the rapper added.

According to Paste Magazine, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is underwriting the campaign. The…

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